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-by-case basis. we spoke to one couple who adopted children and today dozens more arrived in the united states. the latest from jonathan hunt and the assistant secretary of state joins us live in 2 1/2 minutes. ún >> shepard: more from haiti and a update on a story we've been following, a orphanage with over 100 children, some waiting for adopt active parents in the united states are hungry and dehydrated. jonathan hunt has been reporting from the orphanage in port-au-prince and is live with the latest. hi, jonathan. >> reporter: shep, we got word about two hours ago there may be looters targeting this orphanage, the house of the children of god we reported from extensively over the last couple days. we rushed down to see if that was true. i'm happy to report it's not. the 135 babies and children here are all safe. for now. they still have know protection. there are still no haitian cops stationed outside this orphanage. in fact there are very few cops on the streets of port-au-prince at all, another sign of the almost total collapse of the haitian government. all three branches of the govern
blames the united states and israel for the assassination of one of its nuclear scientists. the bomb attack now ratcheting up tensions and iran's nuclear standoff with the west. i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center, for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> all that coming up, but this just coming into "the situation room." a new breach of airline security, this time it's a potential health threat, not a terror threat. u.s. airways now confirms a person on the cdc's do not board list flew from philadelphia to san francisco on saturday. let's go to our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. what happened here? >> someone somewhere along the way dropped the ball. the way it words is the centers for disease control has a list of people who they think are basically a threat to public health, shouldn't be on a plane. this person was apparently on that list, the cdc gives the list to the tsa. the tsa is supposed to give that list to individual airlines, but something went wrong here. i find this next part a b
of the united states? >> greta: and the senator said what to you, sir? >> the senator said that he thought that it was constitutional. that the only reservation he had was the individual mandate that's in the bill. he said that would probably have to go to the supreme court. but he believed that the supreme court would approve it as being constitutional. >> greta: about how many people were present at this town hall meeting? >> by my guess around 280. there's 240 seats in the hall plus roughly 40 people standing either by the walls or sitting in the aisles. all the seats were filled. >> greta: it is considered a conservative area do you consider yourself republican, democrat, independent? >> i'm an active member of the republican party of waukesha county. >> greta: what percentage in the room were republicans and what percentage were democrats? >> i have no idea, but i do know that someone else took a straw poll of how many people favored this piece of legislation and how many were opposed. there were exactly 12 people in favor of it and everyone else opposed. so that would be roughly 90%
on the ground. haiti's ambassador to the united states visited a relief hearing in washington today and passed on a request. send body bags. >> body bags because the way they are disposing of some of the corpses is very undigfy anied. >> shepard: witnesses tell of make shift graves popping up all over the capital and they are not being documented and therefore their friends and family members no one will know exactly who died, where or weather. survivors struggle to bury the dead. medical teams and relief workers fighting to keep the living alive. steve harrigan live in port-au-prince this evening. earlier today you said you are starting to see more hopeful signs. >> certainly, shep, we have seen a bigger international presence on o the streets and u.n. convoys and international red cross but really tough going for the people especially here in port-au-prince. when you knock down all the buildings you have to do everything in the street and for many the street has become the kitchen, the living room, the bathroom and for some even the cemetery. we are seeing people leave the city in hope of mo
a republican when it reelected ed brook to the united states stat in 1972 and the last time it voted for a republican in an open race was 1966. barack obama carried the state by six points. -- 26 points, excuse me, two years ago and i suspect that we may see brown get elected by three or five or six points. >> bill: what are you basing your prediction on? >> just looking at all of the polls. i'm a skill skeptical of insider advantage at 9 points. all the polls are moving in brown's direction and seems to be a consensus of four or five or six points but that is going to close up tomorrow. you touched son omaha ban on se reasons earlier. he is mingling with the people. she is an elitist. the last minute special interest deals have been stuffed in the held pill. is a bigger and broader narrative which is the people of massachusetts have seen all of the spending and deficit and all of the talk coming out of washington and are reacting in a highly negative fashion. not just one issue. it is a multiplicity of issues and the manner in which the administration and the congress have dealt wit
here in the united states now. british authority said there's no specific intelligence of any planned attack but urge residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities. >>> and you're hearing about how americans view year one of president obama's presidency. see the difference overseas, is there a difference between what the people are saying here versus overseas? >>> and counterfeit diet capsules can kill you. interesting thing he's are diet capsules of ones you see every day in your local supermarket or pharmacy, right on the shelf, over the counter. so you want to pay attention. we'll tell you where the fake versions are being sold. >>> i want to say buyer beware. you see right there over my shoulder -- this side. those pills you have seen them on the shelves and seen the commercials. really be careful. this is a buyer beware if you're taking allil alli, the diet pil or just bought a bottle, you need to make sure they're not the fake ones. the fake ones can actually make you very sick and they can actually kill you we're being told. the fda warned consumers counterf
space. something that the united states can do here that no one else can do, this is now a naval operation. the united states navy is going to have to project themselves and try to help that way. but it is reminiscent of really depressing and sad pictures, but it's also the human factor. these are really hard operations. there is a reason the military is so large and often inefficient. and anyone with any experience of large organizations, there are sclerotic moments and that leads to people dying. >> there is a story out that president obama may be writing "newsweek's" cover story? >> yes. >> it's been a rough week. we haven't had anybody filing on time. federal office holders apparently have a hard time. the president is writing an essay for "newsweek" about why haiti matters. right now, we're in the middle of a very familiar and good ritual in american life. responding to the vivid, televised images of a terrible tragedy. we are texting money. the outpouring has begun, but what it will be like in ten days, what will it be like in a month? i promise you won't be talking about i
in the united states saying he's not guilty. this hour the dramatic scene inside the courtroom as he entered his plea and what comes next. >>> some muslim women say they're being stopped, searchened and even beating an airports sincely because they're wearing head scarves. is it part of the government's official policy? what's going on? >>> the republican national commit aye chairman under fire by members of his own party. they say michael steele needs to muzzle himself. >>> i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> his mug shot has been plastered all over the air waves and internet for weeks. today reporters got a better look at umar farouk abdulmutallab, the man charged with transcribing to blow up a u.s. airliner on christmas. our deborah feyerick was inside the courtroom when he entered the plea. she's joining us live from droimt. describe, deb, what happened. >> reporter: wolf, abdulmutallab walked in very, remember he's suffering lap burns have been detonated the bomb that was hidden in his underwear. he was wearing a white t-shirt and khaki pants, sneakers, his feet were shack
in the united states right now. >> and republicans were quick to criticize. virginia congressman eric cantor saying, quote. the president's proposal will do nothing to help put measures back to work or help small businesses hire more workers." some of the big banks that weathered the crisis nichols said absorbed failing banks and kept it from being worse. >> they were instruments of stability in the midst of the storm. >> but some of those banks, too, got billions in bailouts. and officials say that can't be repeated. >> so there is no too big to fail. there is resolution authority. when they mess up, they die. >> some of the president's most senior economic advisors aren't as convinced that he is that wall street caused the current recession but they are convinced it could cause the next one. the president says if banks want to fight his reforms, that's a fight he is ready to have. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler reporting from the white house. wendell, thank you. bottom line here, lots of politics. it does effect you, the consumer. president obama's plan would separate commercial banks
while we understand politically why the vice president is saying it, i am certain that the united states court of appeals for the district of columbia will affirm the dismissal of those case against the blackwater employees. >> really? i think richard is now with us. richard, weigh in on this. do you agree with that? >> i agree it's politically motivated, fred. put it in perspective, here's united states government decided to appeal the united states' government decision against the misconduct, a penalty imposed by the trial judge to dismiss the case. look, the government is appealing the government's prosecutorial misconduct. just great. >> talk about john edwards. interesting legal woes for him. it really gets complicated. doesn't it? you know already there's a grand jury case or investigation, but might this now be broadened out now that he's admitting to this affair, admitting that he's the father of a child. he has not admitted to the allegations of misuse of campaign funds, which is really at the core of all of this, but i wonder, avery, does the plot thicken because there are his
, and there are reports that some buildings have collapsed. raymond joseph is haiti's ambassador to the united states. he joins us on the phone. mr. ambassador, thank you for joining us. >> well, thank you, good night and it's a pleasure and a tough situation for me to be on the air tonight. >> couric: well, what can you tell us, mr. ambassador. what are you hearing about what has happened in haiti from residents there? >> i was able to reach the secretary general to the presidency mr. fritz longchamp, the only official i was able to contact. and he told me he was driving his car east from port-au-prince to a suburb east of the capital and buildings started to collapse on both sides of the streets so he had to park his car and start walking. and it was just at that instant that i found him. he said it is aÑi catastrophe of major proportions. that's his own words. and he told me he was not able to reach any official, not the president nor anyone. and he was walking to his place not knowing what was awaiting him, not knowing whether he could cross the bridge to get to his place. so, you know, it's hard re
's to the united states. look at the babies taking care of babies. that bus had to turn around. the state department is allowing children with adoptions in process, already, to get temporary visas. officials will not accept kids if they cannot verify their paperwork is in order. such desperation. >>> california is getting another beating from the weather today. there's a state of emergency in parts of the state. hundreds are wait iing for evacuations to be lifted after the mud slides. in san diego, the longer the rain came down, the worse things got. >> this was a river. it was a river. it literally was a river. >> it was draining very well, even in the heavy rain. the pumps -- something must have stopped or part of them. the rain stopped and the water started backing up. >> conditions are bad now, but you may get a break from the rain soon. bob van dillen is keeping an eye on things. good morning. >> good morning. i want to start with the big picture. a couple storms are out there. the one from yesterday is back inland around idaho and nevada. you can see the frontal boundary as it exten
, salute them at cnn.com/robin. >>> haitian immigrants are allowed in the united states to get medicare. ordinarily there's a lot of paperwork and delay involved. some of that is set aside after the earthquake in haiti t. rule change is temporary to make sure there's medical care for orphans in the pipeline to be adopted. >>> an iowa couple trying to adopt two haitian orphans saw one alive on tv. they spent the last two years going through the adoption red tape. >> beautiful. praise god. praise god. >> now, the couple just learned they can get one child this week. they are applying for a humanitarian visa to bring the second child here. >>> a grot broken through a strip club. a goat. >> myself on the surveillance tapes, i wouldn't have believed it, either. >> the goat spent 30 minutes staring at one thing inside the strip club. that story is new for you this hour. >> you dirty goat, you. >>> more money has been raised for the victims of haiti's earthquake than in the wake of hurricane katrina. jennifer westhoven is here now. i think a lot of it has to do with the ease of the texting giv
, and politics here in the united states. let's begin our coverage with dana bash. lots of emotion on this issue. >> that's right. the immediate question was, will senator reid step down, making calls, first of all, he said he won't, and making calls to democrats around town, especially in the senate. it seems as though there's no movement for him to do that, but reid, look, he's not a leader who is known as an orator, he's known for back-room dealing, and he has a big reservoir of support among senate democrats, but his advisers are still worried, they tell me, about the political fallout from this. that is why today he came out again for damage control. at home in nevada, harry reid's clean-energy event turned into an attempt to clean up a political event. >> i've apologized to the president, i've apologized to everyone within the sound of my voice that i could have used a better choice of words. >> those words reported in the new book "game change" saying then senator obama could get elented president, because -- reid tried to put his own explosive quotes in context, recounting his early priv
here and to try to make it more amenable for companies like yours to create jobs in the united states? >> well, obviously, we're in the united states for the talent that is there and also the association with where our rnd departments are in new york state. new york state made it attractive years ago for us to look at that as a region to put manufacturing in place based on taxes, based on incentives, based on r&d. so the united states needs to keep focusing in on that and to leverage that innovation network that always has been there via the universities and the companies that are there. many of our major customers are based in the united states. many of the fabulous companies that we'll serve, many of the 150 -- >> do they need tax incentives, things like that? >> absolutely. tax incentives, making sure that we can have the best and brightest remain there and not leave our shores to go. but as a global company, we're in the united states, we're in europe, and we're in asia for the purposes to locate where our customers are, but also to have access to the best .brightest around the wo
-888-407-4747. >>> the united states is ramping up their efforts to help victims of the haiti earthquake. obama said that they will be swift, coordinated and aggressive. he promises more people and more supplies on the way. >> i have directed my administration to respond with a swift, coordinated, and aggressive effort to save lives. the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states and the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble and the humanitarian need of food, water, and medicine that they will need in the coming days. in that effort, our government, especially usaid and the department defense are working closely with the people of haiti and around the world. >> the battalion chief of the search and rescue team are familiar with the haiti terrain. they helped in 2008 when a school collapsed there. i understand that you have a team that has just boarded an airplane to go to haiti. do you know where your crew will report and what their primary mission will be? >> yes. current they are en route and boarding the aircraft as we speak. they are going to land and once
and cannot fly into the united states. since the detroit attack, the white house has ordered a review. sources say the national counterterrorism center has now sent hundreds of new names to the f.b.i. and the f.b.i. has upgraded hundreds of names from the master watch list to the selectee category. but for intelligence officials, it's a daunting challenge, trying to identify the true terrorists among a mass of suspects. >> there isn't a magic formula or a magic google program that will spew out a defined list of bad people. there has to be a human component here, and there's judgment at play and that judgment can be faulty. and we saw that in this recent case of abdulmutallab. >> reporter: now, officials say no watch list is perfect, but as a first line of defense, it has to be better than it was on christmas day. katie? >> couric: bob orr in washington. thanks, bob. turning to the economy now, the experts had been hoping, even expecting, that the latest jobs report today would show at least some improvement. but it didn't. the labor department said the unemployment rate held at 10% i
from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their terminology and the way -- >> you know what is sad? if he was talking about how barack obama -- >> that's the bad thing. >> we're going to talk about this in a little bit. >> look at this guest list. there is from mark halperin 'and john heilemann's new book. they are coming in today. we also have reverend al sharpton coming in, andy card, governor howard dean, john heilemann, mark halperin, mike allen, erin burnett. and andrea mitchell. you bring up a good point. some democrats were circling the wagon. what about so-and-so, when he said this? i would respond, people this is your majority leader in the united states senate, right now. in 2009. >> well -- >> and that's problematic that the guy thinks and talks that way. >> the only saving grace he has was he was speaking positively about then-senator obama, about his chances, about the go
want the government to realize the message a that they are sending to every other united states citizen. when these kids come and they want to do mission programs and they go to their parents and say mom, dad, i want to reach out. i want to help across the world. i think that there's a real good chance here that the parents are going to say no way. look at what happened to those lynn university students. never came home. and nobody went there to help and we didn't give it our all. i think it is going to have a long-term effect on the state of our humanitarian missions in the future. >> john, i wonder if you might tell bus christine and how you imagine she is holding up and what she is thinking now. >> christine is a survivor. i think they are holding up fine. they know they are going to get saved. you know, all of these girls, you know, they are givers. they chose to go haiti. this was -- they could have done anything on this. they wanted to go. you know, they know they are coming home. we know they are coming home. we just need, as everyone said, we need the government to take over the
. and today i am announcing that the united states government will appeal this decision. our justice department will file that appeal from the judges' decision next week. >> and the vice president also discussed the upcoming iraqi elections. more than 500 iraqi candidates might be banned from the march race because of past links to the outlawed political party of saddam hussein. >>> americans have opened their wallets and their hearts to help haitians with donations to the red cross, to unicef, wyclef jean's charity and many, many other charities. but how much of your donation actually goes to those in need of the money most? we'll show you these three people here. they donated to three charities. and guess what, we're going to break down their dollars, where their money is going coming up. you want to know. big nighttime breathing relief... introduces-- drum roll please-- new breathe right extra. the only strip with an extra spring-like band, it's 50% stronger for congested noses that need extra help in opening nasal passages... so you breathe even better. and now get two free sampl
are killed or injured. they have no emergency services to rely on now. the united states is trying to help with civilian and military aid. they are also sending in rescue teams. >> the main thing that is are needed are search andres cue and immediate assistance for food and water for people trapped in buildings. the search andres cue is going to be a priority for the government and organizations in haiti. >> with so many of the phone and power lines down, we are getting word from your fellow viewers, i-reporters in haiti. jonathan works with a church group and here he is describing what he saw. >> three-story houses collapsed on to the one below it. i saw fences, block wall fences fallen on a motorcycle. one woman, i could only see her head, the rest of her body was trapped under the fence, under a block wall. she had, obviously, i think she was dead. she has blood coming out of her eyes, nose and ears. >> an american airlines flight from haiti to miami was boarding when the earthquake struck. some chose not to get on. the flight took off and landed safely. passengers say they weren't exac
, it's affect on the people of haiti. the united states is offering our full assistance to haiti and others in the region. we will be providing civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance and our prayers are with the people who have suffered, their families, and their loved ones. >> all right. we're going to bring in on the phone now luke renner who is a had yumanitarian worker just li off the haitian capital. what can you tell us about what you have seen, what do you know about the situation there? >> well, just to clarify, i'm about 90 miles north of the capital. we did feel the earthquake. we felt all of the aftershocks, but we haven't experienced the same damage that port-au-prince has. i've been trying all night long to get in touch with our colleagues on the ground in port-au-prince. the entire phone system here is completely down. communicationwise, the backbone of haiti is basically a prepaid cell phone system, and from all indications, that's just completely been obliterated, so what we've been doing is tracking with our colleagues and coworkers and
facilities all over the city. some places have been reinforced by doctors from the united states an overseas who have come here to help, that existed before. others are completely contained field hospitals that have been flown in and are up and running now. there is a big problem with coordination. units that have specialized care for things like orthopedic surgery which is desperately needed, or people who get bruises get sent to these specialized facilities and there's nobody coordinating it. there's just a complete lack of coordination. even the doctors on the ground don't know what other beds and facilities are available and because of the short animal of fuel, because of all sorts of other logistic problems it is very difficult to get all these patients moved around. as that happens people die because we're really getting to be a long way off from the earthquake now so increasingly, people who would have been just fine if they had gone to the equivalent of an american emergency room are now in a situation where they they're dying of infections because they're just not getting treatment.
of haiti. hillary clinton says the u.s. in the process of gathering information. >> the united states is offering our full assistance to haiti and to others in the region. we will be providing both civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. >> reporter: the earthquake was also felt in the dominican republican which shares a border with haiti on the island of hispaniola. some panicked residents ran from their shaking homes but no damage was reported there. >> reporter: we're back here live at the fairfax fire and rescue training academy where they are ready to deploy at a moment's notice. with me is the assistant fire chief dare roar. have you been on the missions before and explain to me when you're hearing the reports of what the damage is down there. is there anything like your men have seen before? >> many of the men and women have been on disasters similar to this before, but it sounds like from the reports that we're getting from news media and in side that the devastation is pretty complex and pretty involved there. so our training and experience hopefull
to the united states said now is the time for all haitians and those in other countries to pull together to help this very poor country through a devastating time. they've been through difficult times before and he said haitians will come out of this stronger and united. he said they're a courageous people. he's going to meet with the u.s. state department to discuss more about what sort of aid this country needs. >> the state department has called me to come in and sit down to try to coordinate any help that they're going to give haiti. but, as i said, we don't know what is next until there is an assessment, until we know truly that the port-au-prince airport is open. >> reporter: and that assessment may take some time. this earthquake hit about 10 minutes until 5:00 haitian time and it will be difficult because as you've heard that communications are down. the airport there in port-au- prince is operating althgh one tower was hit. one of the most crucial things they need right now is for people to pull together is they need a hospital ship because the hospitals were hit as well and they, thems
's orphans. there is still a strong push to bring many of them to the united states and tonight we are seeing terrifying new evidence of the trauma some of them suffered when the earthquake hit. a missionary from ohio was visiting a port-au-prince of fannage last week when it struck. this is what he recorded. >> outside, go, go, go! go. >> shepard: obviously tense and chaotic moments but the missionary says all 20 of the children survived and they are now living together in a one bedroom apartment. today, some other orphans from haiti made it out of country and got a warm welcome here in the united states. the pennsylvania governor ed rendell helped escort the children on a flight to pittsburgh. you can see them on the plane that brought them here. the kids ranged in age from 11 months to 12 years and once they landed on u.s. soil, a lot of folks who went to work to make sure that the kids get the best care possible and a lot of love. our molly henneberg tracking the story. what happened when they got here? >> hi, shep. they were taken to children's hospital in pittsburgh. some carried in one
which is a huge security problem when dealing with devastation of this scale. here in the united states during hurricane katrina we had general honore who got it to happen. the united states is sending 2,000 marines to help the u.n. peace keepers who have served as police in haiti in the past. a little over a hundred will leave today. what they will do is prepare for the arrival of another roughly 800 personnel tomorrow. then some 2,200 marines are being deployed to help with security as well as search and rescue and the delivery of humanitarian supplies, so important. >> we're going to work with the international peacekeepers under the u.n. to supplement them in providing security. they have been basically the police force. haiti doesn't have an army. they didn't have have much police force. it is being rebuilt by the united nations with our assistance. this is a country that's suffered so many blows. last year it was four hurricanes. this year an earthquake. it is hard almost to imagine. but the people of haiti are resilient. they are a hopeful people. we are going to do everything we
is not an acquittal. and today i'm announcing that the united states government will appeal this decision. >> reporter: blackwater now working under a name and logo, inch cyst their guards worked lawfully on that day. iraqis call it a massacre. >> let's hope that american justice will deliver justice. >> in many ways it's like abu ghraib. it's a symbol to many people that the united states isn't serious about democracy. that is acting out of its own interest, without the concern for human rights and rule of law. >> reporter: iraq's ambassador to the u.s. say the blackwater case alone can't i road the u.s./iraq ties. a spokesman with the justice department say they will file an appeal in the case next week. >>> rachel martin in washington. >>> one more note overseas in afghanistan a roadside bomb killed two u.s. troops bringing the u.s. death toll this year to 22. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, said u.s. forces will be at increased risk as more troops are deployed to take on the taliban. >>> still ahead -- a medical breakthrough for heart failure patients. this tiny pump could save many lives.
in the united states senate. >> thanksgiving weekend up in massachusetts. >> stand outside fenway in the cold. >> shake hands. >> you, too, can be a senator. >>> according to "the washington post," the fbi invoked false terrorism emergencies to illegally obtain more than 2,000 phone records during the bush administration. the bureau simply persuaded phone companies to turn their records over. a report says the fbi then issued approvaled after fact in order to justify their actions. >>> and with the late-night battle lines clearly drawn, team conan is taking its message to the streets. backed by a facebook phenomenon, fans of "the tonight show" staged rallies in four cities yesterday. conan made a personal appearance outside universal studios, even buying pizzas for hundreds of people standing in the rain. conan appears poised to leave nbc after he refused to move his show to a later time slot. meanwhile, jay leno who is set to take back his old show at the 11:35 start time says it all comes down to business. >> when the boss gives you a job and you don't do it well, i think we did a good job
yesterday said every state is in play. and going back to what the president of the united states said just a minute ago, do you think he really believes that? do you think that the people up in massachusetts when they -- ok, there's the lever right there. i'm mad at george bush. come on! >> i think he does believe it or he wouldn't say it. you think he'd come up with a better spin than that. he's been criticized in the past for blaming bush. now it's been a year. in fact, it was a year anniversary of his inauguration yesterday. >> i just thought this was amazing in that he says you know i'm doing so much work and i'm so busy, i haven't talked enough about it. i regret this year. here's where we're wrong. i was so busy getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crisis in front of us, i think we lost some of the sense of speaking directly to the american people. only problem with that is he spoke a lot to the american people. 42 news conferences, 158 interviews, he almost spoke too much to the american people. >> speaking of numbers, listen to robert gibbs yesterday. the message loud
to the president of the united states apparently now being quoted as pointing fingers at specific people. he does not only blame martha coakley for that fallout but the democratic senatorial campaign committee as well as potentially emanuel not blaming the president. others are saying the president has to assume some of this blame for letting health care reform get in the hands, the message at least, get in the hands of republicans. and the president allowing nancy pelosi to form health care reform and not having a lot of involvement in it until the bitter end. >> also people say tactically the ground game is slow to get out. they had the money but didn't put the operations. they got cocky about it. what does virginia, the resulting virginia, new jersey and, perhaps, massachusetts, if it does go into the republican column, what do they have in common? one thing, independence. democrats and republicans voted with their party but independents are marching in massive numbers towards the republican candidate. and that's the thing that you people have in common. they want to say that's an aberration
, president obama pledged the full support of the united states. >> haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home, so we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> reporter: the "uss carl vincent" will be a base at sea to provide communications and supplies like fresh water. many have taken to the internet to show support. less than 24 hours after the quake, a text message campaign has raised more than $1 million for the red cross. and that help i soarly needed, as we've just said. in fact, still now, there are stories emerging of people still waiting for medical care. currently, most of the hospitals are down, and so people are in clinics, basically out on the street, triage clinics, people are coming to these clinics asking for help, but there are a lot of people, matt and meredith, who are not still now getting the medical care they need after this devastating earthquake. now back to you. >> and we're hearing there are no medical supplies to be had. let's brg in brian williams, who is there at the airport along with ann and al. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter:
tonight. >> and they did talk and scott brown also got a call from the president of the united states and they kidded around about possibly having a two-and-two basketball game as the soon to be senator brown would take his daughter who is a standout at boston college. something else that's important, people are starting to point fingers. rahm emanuel saying martha coakley, a real bad candidate. they kind of blew it. the president of the united states stunned and frustrated. meanwhile, is he stunned and frustrated because the next year is going to be a lot more difficult or is it because of the future of health care? scott brown was on television this morning and had this to say about the future of that bill. >> whatever bill comes up, i'll look at it and make my own decision. but if it is the health care bill, we already have 98% of our people insured here already in massachusetts. we do not need the plan that's being pushed upon us, we'd have lesser care, longer lines and pay higher taxes and it makes no sense. >> i think we should allow the states to do what's important for their
here. the billy buster on an issue is not the same as seating a member in the united states senate regardless what have's going on in the senate. there is a process that unfolds. the secretary of state does what at the need to do, the senate does what it needs to do. and the fact that they've already made it very clear that we will be on structure had this process, that we will change the rules in order for us to get our way in the senate to me is not what the voters are going to the polls about. >> so you're saying they're trying to do something illegal? >> illegal is left for lawyers to decide. what i'm saying is that there is a process. and when you have congressman wiener and others saying our job will be to delay and obstruct this process, in order to speed it up if we can do that, to me goes counter to what the voters in massachusetts are doing. they are expects they'll elect a united states senator and they expect that senator to be seated in a timely fashion and if that doesn't happen, a lot of weight on the democrats' head in washington. >> and just so you understand what
to the same threat level in the united states. the level that they have had there for the past few years, and it could be based on intelligence that the u.s. and britain have been gathering in yemen, where al qaeda may be planning further attacks on the west. alex? >> you no know, tom, looking here to see words about a possible female suicide bomber is being trained and sent out? do you know anything about that? >> reporter: it's a vague warning that intelligence reports from yemen suggests that al qaeda and the arabian peninsula may be training female suicide bomb toers try and enter the united states, but, again, no firm evidence that we are being made aware of any kind of attack like that is imminent. alex? >> tom aspell in london, thank you, tom. >>> meantime, a lot of stars united last night for a telethon to raise money for haiti. the two-hour "hope for haiti" telly cast featurerd some of the biggest names from film, sports even politics. many manning the phones while other performed. ♪ when you come by me it's like a little prayer ♪ down on my knees ♪ i want to take you ther
that of the united states. it is the highest rate of hiv infection in all of the americas. as you have seen from the devastation, the country's infrastructure ranks among the worst in the world. before the quake the country was still trying to recover from four different hurricanes that hit in 2008 and killed 800 people and left about 500,000 people homeless. let's go over now to maggie for more. >> thank you, harry. joining me is pras michel, cousin of wyclef jean, and they have traveled on several humanitarian missions to haiti. good morning. i know you have family in haiti, so i have to ask, have you been able to reach them? are they all right? >> most of my family is in north america but the very few that were down there, we were ant able to get in touch with them. i spoke to a very good close of my friend this morning right before i came here and she was explaining to me what happened down in haiti. >> tell me, because you've traveled to this country many times on humanitarian missions. this is a country that even before this disaster needed great help and great attention from the world. >>
of yemen is vowing to work with the united states in hunting down terrorists in his country, but he is also opening the door for dialogue with al-qaeda. >> julie: and a shakeup in time slots for two late night show hosts. nbc have floated an offer on the table and they have heard back from one of the hosts. >> gregg: president obama says he accepts an apology from harry reid. he said at the time then candidate obama could win the white house because obama is a light-skinned african-american with no negro dialect. he says the matter is closed but it's unlikely, republican lawmakers, at least some of them are ready to let the issue drop. major has the latest. hi, major. >> good afternoon. it started yesterday with president obama saying he fully accepts harry reid's apology. today, democrats closed ranks. started with tim cain and other senators appearing on variety of talk shows. there is no surprise. reid and his staff organized a number of conference calls all with various democrats appearing on the sunday talk shows. apologies should be accepted. even one gave him a clear indication that
the government to realize the message they are sending to every other united states citizen, when these kids come and they want to do mission programs and they go to their parents and say mom, dad, i want to reach out. i want to help across the world. i think that there's a real good chance here that the parents are going to say no way. look what happened to those lynn university students. they never came home. and nobody went there to help them. we didn't give it our all. i think lit have a long-term effect on the state of our humanitarian missions in the future. >> there are those that suggest that this is now a recovery effort and not a rescue effort. i wonder did a. >> 2340, no, no, no. it is not a recovery operation. they hear tapping. they hear tapping. the troops -- the rescue effort is still there. we are not giving up. our government needs to get down there and needs -- many, many days yet of recovery operation looking for survivors. there are survivors in that building. if they hear tapping, there is someone in there tapping and i want to know who it is. and get them the hell out of the
>>> it is just painful. >> some unbelievable scenes playing out across the eastern united states. it's like somebody left the door open to the arctic. when forecasters are saying temperatures could come back to normal. >>> the people who once wanted to adropt a missing 3-year-old boy spoke with hln. what they say they did to help police find gabriel johnson. >>> a mystery in san francisco may have been solved hundreds of miles away where experts say scores of sea lions have turned up, and why. >>> record breaking cold across the country today. you're watching "hln news and views." i'm general jennifer westhoven, thanks for joining us. the icy roads caused many car accidents, even this massive pileup. 300 crashes were reported in one georgia county alone. driving is even more difficult further north thanks to all the snow. snow plows worked in hammond, indiana, to clear out the road but some people took to shovels to dig themselves out. >> i prefer sunnier skies, but you know, you got to do what you got to do when you live in the midwest and dealing with this weather. i'm -- usual
and on behalf of upmc, thank you to every person in the entire united states that has been involved with us and helped us with this mission. one more highlight i just remembered, i got a call from the state department the night before last, one of a million, and they said that they cannot believe what we have accomplished with this mission, and because of what we've done, it has paved the way for the united states government to remove the haitian orphans from that country just because of this mission. the government wasn't able to do that on their own. so thank you to everyone. i am going to introduce you to the biggest hero, allie. >> thank you so much. i obviously don't know where to begin. i don't even really know if i'm here. i don't even know if my kids are all here. but i do know they're all here. >> we counted. >> and counted and counted and counted. of course thank you to leslie and mr. rendell and mr. altmeyer because it wouldn't have happened without them. i didn't know they were involved until i saw them sitting on the military -- i mean it's -- i'm so, so happy. w the earthquake
of the aisle speaking without a script and just debating with each other. and a president of the united states in front of a hostile audience like that taking questions and answering off the top of his head for about an hour, was a huge opportunity for the republicans to show they have ideas, they have legislation, they are being responsible. and it was an even bigger opportunity, i think, for the president to show he is listening to the opposition. he is engaging them politely, disagreeing where he has to, but engaging them nonetheless. a political win declared on both sides here. i don't think it did he klauer as lot of hand holding and kumbaya in washington. >> we also saw the president taking on some assertions, as he put it. in some cases, where is the question here. you made assertions, but let me clarify those things first and move on with the question. there was challenging, but in an amicable way. >> the tone was respectful. the great thing about being president of the united states, you have home-court advantage no matter where you go. he did here even though he was meeting with the
charged case before the united states supreme court. the debate is whether the government should have power to keep convicted sex offenders behind bars after they've served their time handed down by the judge. united states verse graden come stock, served three years in prison for possession of child porn but the feds designated him as sexually dangerous before he was released from jail and they decided to keep him in a north carolina facility indefinitely for treatment. lower courts ruled that's unconstitutional. molly is live outside the courthouse. break down the government's argument. >> the federal government has the responsibility to be a back stop. people finishing prison terms but likely to perhaps commit in the future what the government calls serious sexual offenses, the government that is responsibility to take them and put them in a civil institution, like a psychiatric hospital, if the states won't and hold them indefinitely. this is allowed by a 2006 law giving the government this power. take a listen. >> it's designed to provide further care and treatment both for the b
't rule that out. one former yemeni soldier says if it is united states does get involved, instead of dealing with the 30 or 40 al-qaeda terrorists, they will have millions on their hands. >>> man charged with posing as you secret service agent to get to kathleen sebelius is expected to be in court today. frederick nickerson was arrested last tuesday after authorities say he flashed a phony badge and credentials and made it all the way to her sixth floor office before being spotted by somebody who noticed he wasn't supposed to be there. he is being held at the d.c. jail. >>> he dropped off a customer and the next thing he remembered was waking up covered in blood. police on the hunt for the person who shot a cab driver in the face. it happened saturday just blocks from dupont circle near the u street corridor when the driver droped a fare at 17th and t streets. >> totally unusual. i've lived here for 15 years aces single woman living alone. i've never had a second of feeling uncomfortable. >> effect that drives realizes they're at risk -- everybody that drives realizes they are at
of sunshine today, but a totally different picture tomorrow. >> vice president joe biden announced the united states will appeal a court decision dismissing manslaughter charges against five black water security guards. they are accused of the 2000 shooting that killed 14 iraqi civilians. the vice president spoke after a meeting with the president in baghdad. >> the u.s. is determined to hold accountable anyone who commits crimes against the iraqi people. while we fully respect the independence and integrity of the u.s. judicial system, we are disappointed by the judge's decision to dismiss the indictment. >> the u.s. has resisted iraqi demands that the contractors face trial in iraqi courts. >> conan bids farewell to "tonight show " viewers. we will have a look back at the show. >> one of those pacific storms is on the way. we will i calculate my own payroll. it works... pretty well. right, guys? announcer: there's an easier way. do your payroll with intuit online payroll. just enter employee hours. it calculates all the taxes and creates paychecks. get a 30-day free trial at intuit.com. hos
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